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Horizon 2020 Robotics: Information and Consortia Building Event - Slides

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The workshop gave an overview of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Robotics related Calls representing a budget of around €709 million. Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme.

In summary, the event covered:

- Gather information on forthcoming 2020 topics;
- Discuss and refine your project ideas with potential partners;
- Join consortia forming around forthcoming 2020 topics.

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Horizon 2020 Robotics: Information and Consortia Building Event - Slides

  1. 1. WELCOME H2020 Robotics Event One America Square Conference Centre, London, 12 November 2019 WIFI: AMERICA SQUARE CONFERENCE PASSWORD: AMSQ12345 @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG
  2. 2. Welcome Fire Facilities Food Fones (!) @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things to be aware of
  3. 3. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Agenda 10:30 Welcome 10:35 UK Participation in H2020 10:45 H2020 Robotics 2020 Call Topics 11:15 Q&A 11:30 30 second flash delegate introduction 11:45 Tea / Coffee 12:15 Introduction to RODIN and the DIH Network 12:35 An introduction to Public Private Partnerships in Europe 12:55 30 second flash delegate introduction 13:10 Lunch
  4. 4. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Agenda 14:00 Collaboration Support Landscape 14:30 1-1 Meetings with IUK, KTN, EEN 15:30 Close
  5. 5. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Your KTN help today Phil Williams Head of Complex Systems Phil.Williams@ktn-uk.org Lucy Mather Livestock and Aquaculture Lucy.Mather@ktn-uk.org Viola Hay European Programmes Viola.Hay@ktn-uk.org Poonam Phull Events Manager Poonam.Phull@ktn-uk.org
  6. 6. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should engage with
  7. 7. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should engage with Marie Emerson – Marie.Emerson@ktn-uk.org Lucy Mather – Lucy.Mather@ktn-uk.org
  8. 8. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should consider • ISCF Future food production systems - Apply for a share of up to £20 million to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040 • ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: demonstration - Apply for between £400,000 and £4 million to demonstrate solutions that can transform food production and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040 • ISCF transforming foundation industries: fast start projects - UK registered organisations can apply for a share of £5 million for fast start projects to improve the resource and energy efficiency of foundation industries
  9. 9. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should consider • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, early stage - UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, mid stage - UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, late stage - UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa
  10. 10. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should consider • UK-China: precision for enhancing agricultural productivity - UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work with Chinese partners to develop new integrated precision farming technology and help achieve net-zero emissions • Innovation loans: September 2019 open competition - Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy • Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019 - Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy
  11. 11. Welcome @KTNUK_EU @KTN_RAISIG Things you should consider https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
  12. 12. Introduction to Horizon 2020 Robotics and AI Funding Opportunities Dr Stafford Lloyd Horizon 2020 National Contact Point ICT & Future and Emerging Technologies ncp-ict-fet@innovateuk.ukri.org @UKH2020_ICT 12th November 2019
  13. 13. Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop new ideas. We connect businesses to the people that can help them, and fund businesses and research collaborations in all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions to accelerate innovation. Innovate UK
  14. 14. Who am I and what do I do? - Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. 20% 80% NCP-rules@innovateuk.ukri.org
  15. 15. What is Horizon 2020? - EUR 80 billion available 2014-2020 – it’s large scale CR&D
  16. 16. Horizon 2020 participation and Brexit - Whatever happens we can PARTICIPATE and GET FUNDING - If developing a proposal: - Make sure basic eligibility criteria are still met if the UK isn’t a member state/associated country - Ensure you write a good proposal, from the perspective of the EC – deliver impact in Europe!
  17. 17. Withdrawal agreement - UK-based individuals and organisations would remain eligible to bid for funding, participate in and lead consortia including calls in 2019 and 2020 on the same basis as now - If an agreement is reached, projects approved during this period will be able to continue with an uninterrupted flow of EU funding - But, what about no-deal? ‘Following withdrawal from the Union, the UK will continue to participate in the Union programmes financed by the MFF 2014-2020 until their closure.’
  18. 18. If there’s a no-deal Brexit - Free to participate as a non-EU country, a ‘third country’ across most of Horizon 2020 - Can continue to coordinate projects and distribute EU funds - Not automatically eligible for EU funding - Unless essential for action - Or provision made in work programme/call - Some obligations under the GA will no longer apply - UK not eligible for some actions: - Mono-beneficiary - ERC, MSCA - Some Space and Security projects - Some multi-beneficiary – FTI, SMEi - For most ongoing projects and new projects, funding will be replaced by the Treasury underwrite guarantee.
  19. 19. Underwrite guarantee and guarantee extension - The UK Government has committed to underwrite Horizon 2020 funding for all successful UK bids submitted before exit, even if they are notified of their success after exit, for the lifetime of the projects - UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will also manage the independent assessment of UK applications to ERC, MSCA and SMEi grants that have been submitted before Brexit, if they are not assessed by the European Commission. - This will support UK participants to continue to take part in Horizon 2020 projects in no deal scenario, subject to continued eligibility. • Guarantees EU Funding for UK researchers beyond the date the UK leaves the EU • Through the extension to the guarantee, the government has committed to fund UK participants’ funding in all Horizon 2020 calls open to third country participants from the date of exit. HMT Underwrite Guarantee
  20. 20. No deal scenario – ongoing projects - Project delivery should continue as per the grant agreement - Participation as a third country entity - UK coordinators will remain eligible to coordinate and manage EU funds - Funded by EU to end… ‘January’, UK underwrite thereafter - If the project has the minimum number of participants and UK status means the project is ineligible – it may be terminated - Won’t happen automatically - If viable as a standalone project, the underwrite will still apply - If non-viable – funding will be available to cover the costs associated with project closure - If the call is only open to EU and Associated countries – the grant may be terminated by the EU - The underwrite will apply as above – viable/non-viable.
  21. 21. No deal scenario – new bids submitted before exit - Proposals will be assessed by EU if the action is open to third countries - If successful, you will participate as a third country but with UK funding from the start of the project - Nature of the grant agreement will change. - Calls not open to third countries: - May not be evaluated - You will be able to re-submit to UKRI for independent assessment - If successful, you will receive Government ‘in-flight’ funding for the lifetime of the project - The grant agreement will be with UKRI under standard UK T&Cs.
  22. 22. No deal scenario – applying after exit - Most calls will be open to third country participation – but check - The project will continue to have an EU grant agreement but with funding via UK extended underwrite - Application process largely the same – just enter ‘zero’ under ‘EC budget requested’ column! - But, UK not eligible for some actions: - Some monobeneficiary – in ERC, MSCA - Some Space and Security projects - Some multi-beneficiary – EIC Accelerator (formerly SMEi).
  23. 23. Delivery of UK funding (no deal) - The Treasury guarantee will be delivered by UK Research and Innovation - Grant holders who have registered on the UKRI portal will be contacted to set out the steps to access guarantee funding - UKRI will require evidence of your grant or grant offer, i.e.: - Proof of grant - Proof of grant amount - Proof of any payments already received - Any financial statements submitted since last payment - Proof of project costs incurred since last payment - Information on types of acceptable evidence is available on the UKRI website - Do NOT submit documents until requested by UKRI.
  24. 24. Delivery of UK funding (no deal) – ‘onboarding’ - Once documents are submitted, your grant will be ‘onboarded’ to existing UKRI grant management systems - Je-S for academia, quarterly payments - IFS for industry, payments on a claims basis, in arrears - You will sign a contract with UKRI - in most cases this will be alongside your existing EU grant agreement - Guarantee payments will be in pounds Sterling (£) - For ‘In-flight’ projects (those independently assessed by UKRI) – there will be a single grant agreement with under UKRI T&Cs.
  25. 25. What happens on the EU side? (No deal) - In theory, TBC… - Amendment to project grant agreement - Triggered by Commission - Introduce article-9 (implementation of action tasks by beneficiaries not receiving EU funding) - Amend maximum project grant amount - Interim/break report (technical and financial) to ‘January’… - Agree financial balance – payment or recovery from UK participant - UK partner still a signatory to the GA and bound by most obligations - Some projects that fail to maintain eligibility may be terminated
  26. 26. Underwrite portal and guidance - The portal is designed to ensure that UKRI has the information about projects and participants in order to underwrite guarantee payments if required - The website is for UK participants who are in receipt of Horizon 2020 funding (including EDCTP2, EMPIR, EIT-KICs). It is also for Euratom R&T and ongoing Framework Programme 7 projects - Register your project on the portal at: - https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/eu-grant/overview - Stay up to date: - UK participation in Horizon 2020 after Brexit (October 9th) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-participation-in-horizon-2020-uk- government-overview/uk-participation-in-horizon-2020-after-brexit - UKRI & EU Exit - underwrite - https://www.ukri.org/research/international/ukri-eu-exit/
  27. 27. Get more help - No-deal guidance assumes no accommodations from EU - We understand it’s difficult… Stephen Alexander National Contact Point for Legal and Financial NCP-RULES@innovateuk.ukri.org 07771 722217
  28. 28. The “way in” – Funding and Tenders Portal FIND a call FIND partners SUBMIT proposal DELIVER project Today’s event – competition briefing
  29. 29. 4 Priority Areas, 4 core technologies - Priority application areas: - Infrastructure inspection and maintenance - Health - Agri-food - Agile production - Core technologies: - Cognitive mechatronics - AI and cognition - Human-robot interaction - Model based design
  30. 30. EC’s strategy in a picture – 2018-2020
  31. 31. Robotics and AI actions in 2020 Available EC budget €155 million split between 3 calls: - ICT-46-2020: Robotics in applications areas and coordination and support - ICT-47-2020: Research and innovation boosting promising robotics applications - DT-ICT-12-2020: AI for the smart hospital of the future - Represents the large scale pilot in Health - ICT-37-2020: Advancing Photonics Technologies - All calls open 19th November 2019 and close 22nd April 2020 - The work programme is the sole authoritative text! - The following is a summary, contact me for more information and support…
  32. 32. ICT-46-2020: Robotics in application areas and coordination and support - New robotics application areas come with new challenges (technical and non-technical) – this topics aims to address these in an open and modular way, promoting uptake in PAAs - Strong focus autonomous capability (as CTs imply) - Must address: user needs, safety, ethical, gender, legal, societal and economic aspects - May address where necessary: privacy and cybersecurity issues, including security by design and data integrity - 3 separate call areas: - Research and innovation in core technologies - Large scale pilots in agri-food and agile production - Coordination action focused on knowledge transfer in the robotics community
  33. 33. ICT-46-2020 Research and innovation in core technologies: Increased autonomy - Research and innovation actions (TRL3-5 – applied research, demo in a lab/simulated environment) - AI and Cognition - Cognitive Mechatronics - Socially cooperative human-robot interaction - Model-based design and configuration tools - Develop core modules/toolkits for application in prioritised application areas - Link to Robotics DIHs networks funded in 2018 call - Address 1 Core technology - Min. 1 action in each core technology to be funded - Budget: 6-7M€/action – TOTAL: 41.5M€ (6 projects)
  34. 34. ICT-46-2020 Research and innovation in core technologies, expected impacts: - Improved technical capability in each of the core technologies over the current state of the art - A greater range of applications in the prioritised application areas that can be demonstrated at TRL 3 and above - The lowering of technical barriers within the prioritised applications areas. - Extra guidance: - Need to make sure there is step change novelty not incremental advance - TRL levels are accurately accounted and evidenced - Awareness of the real world impact of the technical advance - Scalability - Focus on technology improvement over integration.
  35. 35. ICT-46-2020 Large scale pilots - Agri-Food, from farming to processing and distribution, or - Agile production (operate quickly and adaptively in dynamic manufacturing environments) - Starting from suitable reference architectures, platform interfaces are defined, tested via piloting, and supported via ecosystem building preparing their roll-out, and are being evolved over time into standards - Link to other sources of funding and infrastructure – sustainability - Build ecosystems involving all relevant stakeholders - Performance targets and evaluation - Access to pilot – link to DIHs - Address technical and non-technical issues (e.g. new business models) - Budget: 6-7M€/action – TOTAL: 41.5M€ (6 projects, 3 per area)
  36. 36. ICT-46-2020 - Large scale pilots, expected impacts: - Demonstration of the potential for robotics to impact at scale in the chosen application areas prioritised in this call - Reduction of technical and commercial risk in the deployment of services based on robotic actors within the selected application area - Greater understanding from application stakeholders of the potential for deploying robotics - Demonstration of platforms operating over extended time periods in near realistic environments and promotion of their use - Develop the eco-system around the prioritised application areas to stimulate deployment - Contribution to the development of open, industry-led or de facto standards. - Extra info: - Understanding of the industrial purpose of demonstrators and pilots - Sufficient capacity in the consortium to both construct, deploy and disseminate the pilot - Particularly to have a realistic chance of exploring actual use cases and developing novel insights into business models and economic returns through the running of the pilot.
  37. 37. ICT-46-2020 Coordination and support action: - Awareness and knowledge transfer - High-level stakeholder forum with communication strategy - Legal and societal issues - Share best practice - Advice on: socio-economic, cyber-security, data protection, ethical and privacy issues public understanding /awareness activities - Budget: 3M€ (1 project), expected impacts: - Effective dissemination of knowledge surrounding non-technical aspects of robot deployment - Greater awareness of robotics among key stakeholders and policy makers - Improved understanding of legal, socio-economic and ethical issues and their impact on robotics deployment.
  38. 38. ICT-47-2020: Research boosting promising robotics applications - Challenge is focused on Physical Intelligence (delivering impact from AI through robotics), e.g. object manipulation - Applications with high socio-economic impact and low environmental footprint – open to any application area - Demonstrate the potential for take-up in the selected application(s). - Expected impact: - Strengthening European excellence in Robotics S&T - Boosting the use of robotics in promising application areas - Opening up new markets for robotics - Lowering barriers in the deployment of robotics-based solutions. - 2-3M€ per project (6-7 projects likely to be funded)
  39. 39. ICT-47-2020 Proposals are expected to: - Deliver integrated TRL 4 demonstrations (validated in a lab) that show step change performance improvement over the current state of the art: - Micro- or millimetre scale robots - Novel materials for service robotics - Beyond human manipulation of objects - Non-visual sensing novel for service robotics - Intrinsically safe physical powerful robotic systems - Variable/shared autonomy systems. - Enable substantially improved solutions to challenging technical issues, with a view of take-up in applications with high socio-economic impact and low environmental footprint - Draw from, and demonstrate the capability to address, real end user needs, respecting ethical, legal and social aspects - Plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Platforms and other relevant activities of this work programme.
  40. 40. ICT-47-2020 Extra guidance: - Unique solutions that may cross technology discipline boundaries - Balance of technology capability and application awareness - Clear plan to construct application relevant demonstrators - Plan for engagement with DIHs and other platforms - Involvement of relevant technical competences. - Don’t want: - Focus on integration rather than technology improvements - Proposals that only address incremental improvements in existing technologies - Developments that only address the niche needs of just one small or narrow market - Proposals that fail to identify the potential for application impact.
  41. 41. DT-ICT-12-2020: AI for the smart hospital of the future - Large scale pilot for health application area (innovation action) - Innovative AI based systems (robotics, big data, machine learning, autonomous systems, conversational agents, etc.) - Demonstrated through in facility pilots. - Expected impact: - European-led AI based pilots for the smart hospital of the future, enabled by open system platforms - Effectiveness of AI based technologies, such as smart robots, in a range of healthcare tasks, developing deployable applications - Engagement of healthcare policy makers, investors, stakeholders - Reaching a high leveraging effect on other sources of funding, in particular regional and national funding - Trust and acceptance building in the AI technology among all stakeholders (including patients, their formal and informal caregivers, decision makers, etc.) - 7-10M€ per project (4 projects likely to be funded)
  42. 42. DT-ICT-12-2020 – Scope - Address any aspect of health facility operations across their range of functions, such as diagnostics, treatments, logistics - Enable or support clinical, diagnosis and treatment, etc. carried out with clinical outcomes comparable to human delivered procedures and with comparable results - Proposals should contain an outline business case and industrial exploitation strategy; need to define clear business models and justify how the results support those business models - Demonstrate both digital (data analytics) and physical based innovation and their integration - Integrate health and care partners, with access to the relevant operational environment - Link to DIH in robotics healthcare – may also consider the use of cascade funding - Demonstrate likely “at scale” benefits in efficiency or cost reduction - Identify opportunities for the development of European standards that enable wide spread adoption and new market creation - Address cybersecurity and ethical issues.
  43. 43. DT-ICT-12-2020 – Platforms and Pilots preamble Proposals need to address all of the following four activities (applying to all ‘Platforms and Pilot projects’): - Platform building: - Proposals need to develop next-generation digital platforms, which build on the state-of-the- art, reuse what is available, and integrate different technologies, such as IoT, AI, robotics, cloud and Big Data - Large-scale piloting: - Pilots are set up that make use of the digital platforms, develop prototype applications on top of the platforms, and validate the platforms in both reduced, controlled environments and in real-life use cases - Ecosystem building: - Including involving new stakeholders - Standardisation: - Contributions should be made to suitable standardisation bodies or pre-normative activities.
  44. 44. DT-ICT-12-2020 – don’t want - Don’t rebuild the wheel! Pilots may adapt platforms to specific application needs and validate their relevance for such needs, in order to foster take-up and large scale deployment - Focus on one area of medicine with narrow impact - Solutions that do not scale or are fundamentally incompatible with existing healthcare infrastructures - Purely technology based proposals that do not consider the real deployment of systems in the context of a working healthcare environment - Purely academic consortium, disconnected from industrial needs - Proposals not describing with clarity and substantiation what should be deployed, scaled-up or demonstrated, how (methodology and work plan), by whom (Consortium), etc. - Closed proprietary systems or those that fail to properly address wider issues (privacy, security, ethics.
  45. 45. DT-ICT-12-2020 – extra guidance - Credibility of the approach to maximize the impact (clear objectives with KPIs, convincing approach) - Maximise deployment of AI-based solutions and visibility of benefit AI can bring - Good balance between technical and medical aspects - Good understanding of the unique challenges that healthcare innovation presents - Address multiple aspects of healthcare within the pilot - Have clear outreach activities to both citizens and clinicians. - Some ongoing projects: - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/content/benefiting-personalised-care - Policy documents: - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/european-policy-ehealth - Connect with the hubs!
  46. 46. Call is split in to 4 distinct areas: - Research and innovation actions (TRL 3-5), €3 to 5M, 6+ projects likely to be funded (€29M budget): i. Flexible farm-to-fork sensing ii. Novel Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) Technology building blocks - Innovation actions (TRL 5-7), €4 to 7M, 2-3 projects likely to be funded (€15M budget): iii. Smart photonic sensing for environmental pollution detection - Coordination and support action, one project to be funded (€4M) iv. An industrial strategy for photonics in Europe ICT-37-2020: Advancing photonics technologies
  47. 47. ICT-37-2020 i: Flexible farm-to-fork sensing - Innovative photonic sensing solutions can contribute to reducing food production losses and food wastes and to increasing food safety for the end consumer along the food production chain - Develop a smart photonic sensor solution, utilizing an appropriate bandwidth between the ultraviolet (UV) and the far infrared spectral range, for monitoring food quality with respect to microbiological and chemical contamination along the farm-to-fork food production chain. - Solution should combine photonic sensing technology with advanced data analysis techniques and be portable, easy-to-use, flexible, and broadly adaptable for usage on farms, in food processing, wholesale and retail - Actions should focus on the following areas: (1) Food production by small/medium sized farms; (2) novel types of food production, such as aquaponics; (3) on-site food processing and vending - Actions should be demonstrated in real settings involving relevant stakeholders - Expected impacts: - Increase food yield, quality and safety, and reduce food waste - Strengthen small/medium-scale farming and local or novel ways of food production and processing.
  48. 48. Robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) Twente Wageningen CEA (France) VTT (Finland) Tampere (Finland) Thales (France)
  49. 49. More robotics! - Opportunities in space, manufacturing, health, more… - https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic- search;freeTextSearchKeyword=robotics
  50. 50. Cascade funding - Basically calls within projects - Much lighter touch (~10 page application) - Quick turnaround (couple of weeks) - Calls can be found through the funding and tenders portal: - https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding- tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/competitive-calls - Will be covered by underwrite if application is submitted before ‘January’ – potentially more complicated afterwards. RIMA 1st Open call Up to €300k 19 December 2019 deadline https://rimanetwork.eu/open-call-2
  51. 51. Finding partners - https://www.ideal-ist.eu/ Enterprise Europe Network Stakeholder groups: - EU Robotics - Digital Innovation Hubs Events: https://ec.europa.eu/digital- single-market/en/newsroom- agenda/event F&T Portal
  52. 52. Events - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/events/cf/digital-excellence-forum-ict-proposers-day- 2019/item-display.cfm?id=23608 - Brussels brokerage event, 26th November: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single- market/en/news/h2020-upcoming-calls-robotics-and-ai-information-and-brokerage-day
  53. 53. Thank you ncp-ict-fet@innovateuk.ukri.org @UKH2020_ICT
  54. 54. Introduction to RODIN and the Robotics Digital Innovation Hub Networks Geoff Pegman Managing Director R U Robots Limited 12th November 2019, London
  55. 55. Overview • Why am I here • Gratuitous definitions on robotics and AI • Definitions • FSTP (Cascaded funding) • The Robotics Digital Innovation Hub Networks • Opportunities
  56. 56. Why Am I Here? • Active in Robotics in EC – Board member (and Treasurer) of euRobotics – Recent member of CONNECT Advisory Forum – Frequent participant in EC robotic projects reviews • Core partner in ECHORD & ECHORD++ – Piloted many DIH concepts including cascading funding • Core partner in RODIN – Primary role is coordinating the 5 Robotics Digital Innovation Hub Networks – Should be almost invisible to the outside world – Except as an information portal • Core partner in ESMERA – FSTP project
  57. 57. Robotics and AI My View AI Robotics
  58. 58. Robotics and AI The EC View AI Robotics
  59. 59. Definitions • Competence Centre: Physical centre with technical expertise in specific technical area • Digital Innovation Hub: Centre with technical expertise and additional financial and business expertise • Digital Innovation Hub Network: A network of Digital Innovation Hubs formed around a core application area and aimed at extending the expertise available to the individual geographic regions
  60. 60. Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTP) • Contracts awarded by H2020 projects to third parties • SMEs are usually the key target (But see next slide) • Application process is simpler and shorter • No need for 3 country participation – Core partners fulfil need – Can work with local partners • Typically short term projects – 6 – 24 months • Funding typically €100k - €300k
  61. 61. DIH Networks FSTP • “SME or slightly bigger”
  62. 62. Robotics Digital Innovation Hub Networks
  63. 63. Robotics Digital Innovation Hub Networks Each Network has €8m for infrastructure building Each DIH Network has €8m to apply in FSTP funding in support of SMEs (or slightly bigger) €40m over 4 years Cannot apply for the same project twice
  64. 64. DIH Network Current Opportunities • Technology Demonstrators – RIMA: 19th December 2019 (€100k – 6 months) – DIH-HERO 31st December 2019 (€100k – up to 9 months) • Technology Transfer Experiments – RIMA: 19th December 2019 (€300k – 14 months) – DIH-HERO 31st December 2019 (200k – up to 15 months) – Trinity: End Feb 2020? (€300k) • Mini-Grants / Grants – DIH2: 1st Stage Applications 31st October 2019 (Consortia event) – DIH2: 2nd Stage Applications 27th February 2020 (€3.5k) - 26 selected for €248k • Travel Grants – DIH Hero: 15th December 2019 (€2,000)
  65. 65. ESMERA Opportunities • End user sponsored challenges • 2nd call open • Pre-proposal screening now closed • Max €200k funding in 2 phases • 8 Challenge areas: – Energy; Agriculture; Food processing; Construction; Retail; Emergency response; Healthcare; Manufacturing • Bring your own challenge • Submission deadline: 2nd December 2019
  66. 66. THE END
  67. 67. Horizon 2020 Robotics Information and Brokerage Event David Bisset iTechnic Ltd Date 12th Nov 2019
  68. 68. SPARC – the Public-Private Partnership 2 • SPARC: The largest civilian robotics R&D&I program • €0.7bn funding from the EU 2014–2020 • €2.1bn from the private/industrial side SRA = Strategic Research Agenda ENDS 2020Work Programme
  69. 69. New Framework…. Date Name - Event Page 3 R&D&I Programme (DG-RTD) Digitisation Support (DG-CNECT)
  70. 70. Date Name - Event Page 4 Horizon Europe: Preliminary structure Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I systemWidening participation and spreading excellence Pillar 1 Excellent Science European Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Infrastructures Pillar 3 Innovative Europe European Innovation Council European innovation ecosystems European Institute of Innovation and Technology Pillar 2 Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness • Health • Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society • Civil Security for Society • Digital, Industry and Space • Climate, Energy and Mobility • Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Joint Research Centre Clusters
  71. 71. Date Name - Event Page 5May 2019 │ Version 25 Pillar 2 - Clusters Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness: boosting key technologies and solutions underpinning EU policies & Sustainable Development Goals Commission proposal for budget: € 52.7 billion Digital, Industry & Space Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies Civil Security for Society Health Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment Climate, Energy and Mobility
  72. 72. Partnerships and Missions (HE) • Partnerships • combine and coordinate a broad range of research and innovation activities • to address common priorities jointly with • Member States, • the private sector, • foundations and • other stakeholders. • Missions will spark and steer research and innovation activities to achieve targeted, ambitious and measurable goals which speak to citizens, • engaging with and leveraging policies and actors well beyond research and innovation. Date Name - Event Page 6
  73. 73. Date Name - Event Page 7
  74. 74. AI Robotics AI (Macro) Definition Motion with Intelligence 8 IoT Big Data A Political and strategic perspective: “AI” encompasses all Smart Technology “AI” is more than the toolbox of methods It is about the impact on productivity and society. There is a European vision for AI Robotics is a big part of that vision.
  75. 75. Partnerships… Date Name - Event Page 9 New approach to European Partnerships Co-programmed Based on Memoranda of Understanding / contractual arrangements; implemented independently by the partners and by Horizon Europe Co-funded Based on a joint programme agreed and implemented by partners; commitment of partners for financial and in-kind contributions Institutionalised Based on long-term dimension and need for high integration; partnerships based on Articles 185 / 187 of TFEU and the EIT- Regulation supported by Horizon Europe New generation of objective-driven and more ambitious partnerships in support of agreed EU policy objectives Key features Simple architecture and toolbox Coherent life-cycle approach Strategic orientation
  76. 76. euRobotics + BDVA Data, Robotics and AI Partnership proposal
  77. 77. Adoption challenges: Page 1115/11/2019 Standards Testing Research Landscape EU public-private investment environment Complexity of AI in Industry and Public domain Complex Technological Barriers Access to AI / Data Infrastructure Digital Single Market Societal Trust in AI AI Policy and Regulation Skills and Know-How AI Research communities and initiatives Horizonal cooperation with other technical PPPs
  78. 78. AI PPP WA2: Skills & Acceptance Build a strong AI Skill Pipeline Understand requirement Promote career path Engage with Citizens Promote Diversity WA3: Innovation & Market Enablers Stimulate industrial investments Aligning with end users Monitor Innovation Promote experimentation Connect to infrastructure Connect to finance WA4: Guiding Standards & Regulation Build trust in AI and create a level market Promote standards Engage with regulators Promote sandboxes Promote guidelines Communicate with policymakers WA5: Promoting Research Excellence Boost Academia-Industry collaborations Jointly Implement the SRIDA Promote Collaboration Promote Excellence Align Industry & Research WA1: Mobilising the European Ecosystem Join Forces Research Communities Horizontal Partnerships Vertical Partnerships European Initiatives
  79. 79. Other Horizontal Partners
  80. 80. SRIDA https://www.eu-robotics.net/ January / February New Version… And Road-mapping Drives orientation for the Horizon Europe Work Programme Date Name - Event Page 14
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  82. 82. 16 Thank you! 2018-08-16 Dr. Rainer Bischoff - Robotics in Europe
  83. 83. Backup 2018-08-16 Dr. Rainer Bischoff - Robotics in Europe 17
  84. 84. Arial Font 18 2018-08-16 Dr. Rainer Bischoff - Robotics in Europe
  85. 85. 19 2018-08-16 Dr. Rainer Bischoff - Robotics in Europe
  86. 86. 12 November 2019 Giulia Simonelli, Innovation Adviser
  87. 87. Helping ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally
  88. 88. Boosting growth and jobs
  89. 89. How do we help?
  90. 90. A broad range of services for growth-oriented SMEs
  91. 91. The Network's business database contains thousands of company profiles to find the perfect match: How it works: international partnerships
  92. 92. Partner Search Support
  93. 93. In addition: international partnerships
  94. 94. How it works: advisory support
  95. 95. How it works: innovation support
  96. 96. How it works: access to funding
  97. 97. EEN achievements 2015-2018 (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)
  98. 98. Innovate 2 Succeed
  99. 99. Giulia Simonelli Giulia.simonelli@newable.co.uk enterprise-europe.co.uk THANK YOU!
  100. 100. Collaboration Support Landscape Viola Hay Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes
  101. 101. Knowledge Transfer Network Who we are - Not-for-profit SME, Innovate UK’s networking partner - We help businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives - From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines in-depth knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries – 120+ sector experts
  102. 102. Events SpecialInterest Groups Organisations Individuals KTN NETWORK KTN OUTPUT New CollaborationsB2B&B2R Introductions SectorExperts KTN STAFF Chemistry & IB Materials Agri-Food Health Emerging Tech Enabling Tech Creative & Digital Infrastructure Transport Complex Systems SECTORS PROGRAMMES Projects e.g. Global Expert Missions, EUREKA, SBRI, Newton Fund, i3P, EU Projects, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Deep Dives, Research Clubs, Landscape Mapping, KTN Africa, Global Challenge Research Fund Demonstrate Impact Manufacturing European Programmes International Diversity Design & Innovation Access to Funding & Finance Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Special Interest Groups KTN for Economic Growth KTN’s Innovation Network connects: • Businesses, Research, Entrepreneurs, Investors & Policy • Technologies, Inventions and Creativity
  103. 103. Connecting people to drive innovation — Find expertise — Find markets — Find finance
  104. 104. Support for European Programmes by •Working with NCPs and the EEN within the UK to optimise support to UK companies •Building on links with the European Commission, European Technology Platforms (e.g. SusChem) and PPPs (e.g. BBI, SPIRE) •Participate in projects where they support the KTN purpose and strategy (eg Co-ordination & Support Actions) •Identifying opportunities for collaborations across sectors and along value chains Support UK based businesses in engaging with Europe and H2020 Influence the funding priorities within H2020
  105. 105. Support for European Programmes For UK companies, we complement the National Contact Points and the EEN by providing support in: ‒ Consortium building in selected topics ‒ Providing sector specific advice –good understanding of business needs across all sectors; ‒ Advice on market opportunities and project impact ‒ Advice on the implications of being part of a Horizon 2020 project – we do it!
  106. 106. Travel support to attend European Brokerage Events Background: Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are offering UK-based R&D performing SMEs the opportunity to receive a contribution of up to £500 towards travel and accommodation costs to attend one of the following international brokerage events. H2020 upcoming calls on Robotics and AI: Information and Brokerage day, 26th November 2019, Brussels, Belgium. Register here. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: 15 November 2019
  107. 107. Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing Workshops – Jan / Feb 2020 Aim of Workshop: To give participants 'Hints and Tips’ for collaborative proposals to help those involved in writing proposals (or sections of proposals) gain valuable extra marks. The course will be delivered by experienced participants / evaluators in Horizon 2020. Who should attend? The workshop is aimed at improving proposals which are already under development, as such, participants should have basic understanding of the requirements of a H2020 proposal. The workshop is open to i) UK companies ii) RTOs and universities working in partnership with UK companies in a proposal.
  108. 108. KTN as a Partner The KTN aims to participate in European projects that increase business collaboration, facilitate exploitation, and increase business led R&D. Anticipated roles within projects are: • Finding partners and advance networking across sectors and value chains • Mapping of capabilities • Identification of mechanisms to exploit developed IP and developing the capabilities of businesses to innovate. • Dissemination & communication activities using our 60,000+ contacts • Link to KTN organised events • Two-way transfer of expertise between EU programmes and UK strategy and align to business R&D to enhance exploitation opportunities
  109. 109. KTN in EU Projects
  110. 110. twitter: email: phone: Viola Hay KTM - European Programmes viola.hay@ktn-uk.org 07964-565115 @KTNUK_EU; @viola_hay

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